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HD70 - Engineer/Associate Engineer III

Band 7  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Performs or supervises the design, planning and management of complex engineering, construction and facilities engineering projects or programs.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Incumbents who are registered as Professional Engineers by the South Carolina Board of Engineering Examiners will be entitled Engineer III as prescribed by S.C. State Code Section 40-22-30. Incumbents who are not registered will be entitled Engineering Associate III. Positions typically involve supervisory or program management responsibility.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Directs the planning, design, construction, installation, renovation, maintenance and repair of facilities, engineered systems and equipment.
Develops sampling and inspection processes to assess air, water and soil quality.
Serves as an agency representative for public hearings.
Serves as an expert witness for court proceedings or administrative hearings.
Serves as staff specialist for technical specifications, policy development and statewide regulatory programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of appropriate engineering theory, principles and practices.
Knowledge of current technology as applied to design, systems and facilities engineering, construction and maintenance.
Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws and regulatory processes.
Skill in the operation and application of complex technical equipment and instrumentation.
Ability to perform complex mathematical and engineering computations.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to plan and oversee the work of subordinate engineers and technical staff.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require registration as a Professional Engineer or Associate Professional

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology and journey-level engineering work experience. A master's degree in engineering and entry-level engineering work experience may be substituted for the required experience.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or engineering technology and four years journey-level engineering or architectural work experience. A master's degree in engineering or architecture and three years entry-level engineering or architectural work experience may be substituted for the required experience. Some positions require registration as a Professional Engineer or Associate Professional Engineer as prescribed in South Carolina Code Sections 40-22-190 and 40-22-195.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work below ground. (Infrequent)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to crawl while perforning job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Infrequent)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 50 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 50 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 30 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.
Ability to learn and use new processes, tools, equipment as required.


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